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- bye to borders. the leaving of one of the last big chains is a loss, starting friday you will be able to get big discounts. >> in just a few days borders books will start a store wide liquidation. it'll be the final chapter of one of the biggest booksellers and it's a sad story for book lovers everywhere. >> i'm just shaken. i can't believe. they were talking about it but it's -- this time and age. that's crazy. >> really sad because i come here like every week. >> reporter: in 2009 they closed 200 mall stores, last february they filed for chapter 8 but it never bounced back. they were hit hard by the move away from brick and mortar stores toward online booksellers. here is what customers need to know. clearance sale start friday and run through september. all sales are final. the good news is gift cards will still be honored but no new cards will be sold. over 10,000 workers will be laid off including many in greater baltimore and the dc area. you have a few more weeks to pick up bargins and remember. >> it'll be missed. >> she was enjoying a family vacation in a foot of water.
about an hour. crews spent sunday getting everything ready for the big show. >>> and the ohs and awes were in atlanta. the skies lit for 15 minutes in more than 4,000 fireworks shells in all nearly 500,000 people attended the fun filled event featuring a fantastic light show core gaffed as always -- choreographed as always to great music. >>> the independence day celebrations in d.c. wouldn't be complete without annual concert a dress rehearsal for pbs's 2011 capital force concert was held yesterday. this year's performance jordin sparks kelo "herrara and broadway cast of million dollar quartet and national symphony orchestra. >> and in philidelphia, people took time out before the activities to visit the place where the declaration of independence was signed. now this brought the family and friends out to the independence mall and the people who came out say that the cookouts and fireworks are fun, but it's nice to take a moment to see what the 4th of july is really about to this great country. >>> new york city right now, the skies erupted filled with brilliant streaks of red, white
on that coming up later on abc2 news. time for a check of your weather and that's a big story today because storms last night were pretty dangerous. >> absolutely. it wassingly out there. >> it was. and you know it could be gettingly again going into the afternoon. if you have errand, do them this morning because you can see the radar is dry as of now. you have to look at things to see the one lone storm in southern maryland but that's not doing anything at this point. it's actually in the bay. so as we look at flash flood watch it's in effect through tonight and basically covering everybody. and we do have the potential for flooding as we go through the rest of today. darlington's temperature at 69. the big story once again for today is the dew points. so we are going to be feeling uncomfortable out there. temperature wise, we will be right around 8# but the big story is the -- 83 but the big story is showers and thunderstorms into the afternoon. tonya has traffic. >> reporter: good morning. it's a good morning. marc trains are on time. that's always good news. let's look outside as the su
are kind of in suspended animation until speaker boehner acts on this bill today but i think one of the big problems you face is that once he does send -- get this through, if he does get it through, it's going to be very hard to get any of his republicans to vote for the real compromise in a day or two or three. >> reporter: well, that's exactly right. both of your points right. first of all there are no negotiations going on in that compromise right now because all the focus is getting this passed in the house. speaker boehner isn't exactly taking calls from democrats but trying to get his own republicans in line. once he does this, this is going to be very difficult for him to get -- to go any further by way of compromise. if there is a compromise it's going to take a lot of democrats to pass it in the house. >> a lot of democrat, that's exactly right. key market openings sunday night, the next big deadline to watch for, as well. >> that's right. >> the asian market. >> elizabeth, this is just so uncertain going into the final weekend. >> well, and certainly the public is starting to los
.d also a song >> we've got another beautiful day at central park. another big crowd gathering. can't wait to get to that but a lot of news so right to that collision on the taxiway in boston last night. hundreds of passengers evacuated after the wing of a delta jumbo jet clipped the tail of another jet just months after a similar collision here in new york and abc's lisa stark is tracking this overnight. good morning, lisa. >> reporter: well, it was two delta flights, both loaded with fuel ready for takeoff. one rams into the other. it could have been much worse. this photo taken from inside the 767 clearly shows the damage. the wing tip of the jumbo jet sliced apart. the tail of the regional plane badly mangled. >> people were freaking out. the girl next to me was right by the wing crying and trying to jump on the emergency exit for a little bit. >> everybody said, what happened? >> reporter: it was still light out, around 7:30 last night when the planes collided. the regional jet apparently turned on to a taxiway perpendicular to the taxiway that the 767 was traveling on. the delta 767
killed. luckily the round penetrated something else that saved his life. >> a big hole in the gun that's all it was it. and he had a wealth right here. he never get shot, though. just got grazed i guess. >> reporter: he found a disassembled assault rifle. he is being held without bond. the police officer was treated and released from shock trauma hours after the shooting. >>> today a baltimore city cop accused of operating a drug ring will go to court for a bond hearing. daniel redd was arrested earlier this week for alleged participation in a heroin organization. now an affidavit says he got the heroin from a supplier in africa. the document goes onto say he was in police uniform armed with a handgun while conducting thetransaction at work. >>> an update this morning on the baltimore journalist missing in libya. matthew vandyke's mother and dutch ruppeersberger reports two independent sightings of vandyke in the tripoli prison. they are working to confirm the sightings. he disappeared in march a week after going toly yeah to write about the uprising. >>> news time 6:05. the latest on
, it will be a big boost in momentum for us. >> reporter: the legislation passed the senate and it stalled in the house of delegates. >>> now, the state gnat ma -- the state senate leader majority spoke out against same sex marriage. she says that government says marriage is a man and woman, it should stay that way. gay couples can have civil marriage. many believe this legislation threatens the institution of the traditional family. >>> this police chief the retiring. he was chief of the baltimore county department for several years. o'malley says that the chief will replace him on august 1st. >>> well, he was arrested in south carolina last month after reportedly ripping off seniors in a paving scam. . now, he'll make his way back to maryland for similar charges. >> he was picked up in south carolina back on june 28th. we told you about that then. now, he's facing charges in anne arundel county. the state's attorney's office says he'll be brought back on august 13th. last month, he was wanted for running a paving scam, often targeting seniors. he would reportedly go door to door, offeri
right into the water looking for one of those lionfish. one of those tentacles hits you, you are in big trouble. it is full of poison, but everybody says they taste pretty good. >> taste like chicken. who knows? >> default for everything. speaking of default, let's go to capitol hill right now where members of congress are starting to hear from all of you after those dueling speeches from president obama and the house speaker on monday night, the switchboards on capitol hill were besieged, overwhelmed yesterday. thousands of phone calls and e-mails coming in almost all of them saying, robin, just get this done. >> so only five days left on the clock, george as you know, that important vote delayed by the house speaker as we get closer to potential financial chaos. abc's jonathan karl is on capitol hill. he has been tracking all the latest for us overnight. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. we are reaching crisis time here on capitol hill. the republicans delayed a vote on their bill in the house because they don't even have enough republican votes to pass their own bi
. what's ahead and who, if one could be the big debate winner. >>> what happened when one passenger give has tsa worker a patdown of her own. >>> plus, are you the best ones to transport your kids. you're watching good morning maryland. >>> five things you need to know before going out the door. economists are optimistic about the economy. they're expecting to see hiring pick up as they expect slower growth. 43% of respond didn'ts say their firm lins crease unemployment none have and significant layoffs. >>> lawmakers from minnesota say they're working to end the state's government shutdown. they said work is moving in a positive direction. they say a special session will be called as soon as the work is done and all the bills have been reviewed. thus farks they have all been agreed upon. >>> gnd parents may be better drivers than mom and dads. research shows grandparents are extra cautious with the task of transporting grandkids. the study was published in the journal of pediatrics. >>> are you the mom of a soldier. there is now a concern about mild brain injuries that are more common a
a few seconds left. if they can't get that big deal they might try for a smaller one. what happens on august 2nd if there is no agreement. >> reporter: the u.s. government runs out of money. some are looking for ways to roll over some of the debt, but this is really just managing a sinking ship more than anything. on august 4th, $87 billion in debt comes due and there needs to be a new debt to take its place, george. >> jake, thanks very muchch >>> turning now to casey anthony. she'll have to wait a little bit longer before she gets out of jail. adding an additional four days and with time already served a week from sunday will now be her last day behind bars. abc's ashleigh banfield is in orlando with the latest. how did they come up with this recalculated release date? >> reporter: just different math and honestly this is such a frenzy yesterday it's assumed they did this so quickly, once orange county jail officials went back over the numbers they realized it wasn't right. it was more clerical as we understand than anything else but it means she's getting out a little later than
dramatic world cup finals, ever. japan's big win, now, giving that nation new hope. >>> and super dog. crime fighter caught on camera. how he took a bite out of crime. he's here live this morning. >>> good morning, everyone. seeing poco, i have a craving for taco bell. george is off today. josh is right here by my side. oh, that game. >> this close. this close, twice. of course, the u.s. women falling in stunning fashion to japan in the world cup final yesterday and we saw the agony of defeat. but we have to remember, we have seen the thrill of victory, twice before. i think something that occurred to me yesterday, what we saw yesterday was the thrill of defeat. if you could watch that game yesterday and go back to the ticket booth and say i want my money back, that wasn't enough for me, you got a very high bar for drama and excitement and entertainment >> debra roberts is there. we'll have a live report from her in just a little moment. >>> thankfully the temperatures aren't as bad there as they are here. >>> off the florida coast, take a look at what's forming this morning. tropical
are accounted for right now. we're still working to confirm that. elizabeth, you have been there. a big tourist destination. >> the water there is very deep and attracts a lot of deep-sea fishing. >>> elizabeth, now, to the latest on the explosive closing arguments in the casey anthony trial. a trial that has transfixed with some bizarre turns. judge belvin perry took the step of halting proceedings as the opposing attorneys lost their collective cool. >> reporter: good morning, josh. those closing arguments were rieflting. full of twists and turns. at one point the judge threatened to throw boft attorneys off the case and there's more to come this morning. >> there wasn't piece of duct tape over caylee's face. there were three. overlapping at angles. >> reporter: if you believe the prosecution, casey anthony was a party girl who wanted freedom at any cost. >> and she died because her mother decided that the life that she wanted was more important. >> reporter: if you believe the defense, she was a victim. >> casey reacts the way she does and lies because of the environment that she was brought
. as the heat moved east. >> takes your breath away. >> reporter: the big apple is on the broiler with heat indexes soaring to 110 degrees. the statue of liberty's crown closed to visitors. in chicago, parents were steamed over a local summer school without air-conditioning. >> they deserve to come here comfortably to learn. >> reporter: in detroit, the city started rolling power blackouts. it's just before 2:00 in new york and the air temperature is 94. add in the humidity and heat index is 107. as anybody in the city knows it's hotter on the pavement. this reading 113. at a new york city subway station we found temperatures over 95 degrees. this dry cleaner's was sweltering over 100 degrees and in times square, the bright lights turned off to save power. within five minutes i already developed a full sweat. the kind of heat that can have a real physical impact. let's bring in dr. besser and test some folks out. >> i already feel my pulse is racing. that's what we'll see here. sure enough we found dave solal delivering water. >> can i take your pulse? >> water he could have used in this he
the best deal you can tomorrow. >>> facebook made a big announcement. on the heels of the google's social network. facebook is rolling out video calls. they're also launching a group chat feature. users can create group chats. facebook now has 750 million users and they share 4 billion things suchs a photos and links on the status update each day. >>> this is the neatest thing i've seen. vending machines aren't just for drinks and snacks. facebook is filling them with computer accessories. here's one of the computer vending machines. >> this is frictionless it. an employer needs something and they take the badge and they badge in. they have everything that they need. they have power supplies and key boards. >> facebook says they're cost effective by keeping better track of the supplies. the employees swipe badges and get what they need. the company hopes to eliminate supply cabinets by the end of the year. >>> the bw parkway is open tonight. it was shutdown for four hours. we have a bizarre attack near 195. a man armed with a shotgun beat at a mobile speed camera. the operator was inside.
something else that saved his life. >> the big old hole in the gun and he had it right here e never did get shot just got grazed i guess. >> reporter: when police arrested jordan, they found a des assembled assault rifle. again, he is held without bond this morning. meanwhile, that officer was treated and released from shock trauma hours after the shooting. live at city police head quart he is, linda so, abc2 news. >> thank you. >>> a baltimore city cop accused of being a drug ring leader will go before a judge to determine whether he is released from jail before going to trial. daniel redd was arrested for his participation in a heroin organization allegedly. an affidavit says he got it from a supplier in africa. the documents say redd was in police uniform, armed with a service revolver and conducted suspected transaction while at work. >>> this morning, baltimore police are investigating what led to the shooting of an 18- year-old standout student athlete. marcus harvel was found shot to death in a brooklyn housing product yesterday. he and a friend possibly mishandled a gun before it we
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